1001 High Performance Tech Tips
A collection of brief, informative, how-to tips from performance experts designed for the enthusiast or racer, this book offers helpful secrets, suggestions, techniques, and hints to help solve common problems and generally enhance all areas of a car's performance.
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1001 More High Performance Tech Tips
Short, useful, easy-to-apply performance tips for any hot rod or race car. A follow-up to the successful first volume, this handy reference tool contains brief, informative how-to tips to enhance the performance and appearance of the reader's car. It covers many aspects of the car that are necessary to monitor like the engine, chassis, driveline, brakes, tires, wheels, body, paint, and interior. All tips can be easily performed in a single weekend, and offer quick solutions to fixing nagging problems in order to extract maximum performance.
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101 Performance Projects for Your Pickup and SUV
"Pickup" and "sports utility vehicle" seem like quaint names for these workhorses. More and more, theyre what people tune up, trick out, and take on the road (or off). This book aims to help drivers make the most of their machines. With 101 projects running the gamut from installing light bars and brush guards to gearing up for hard-core horsepower and high-performance feats, this book will show truck and SUV owners of all stripes how to personalize their rides. 101 Performance Projects for Your Pickup and SUV offers easy-to-follow, clearly illustrated how-to information on everything from appearance modifications to more extensive upgrades, with plenty of instructions for the many bolt-on solutions that are available in the marketplace. Planning, tools, expenses, pros, and cons: its all here. The author walks owners through the nuts and bolts of lowering and lift kits, running boards and in-car entertainment systems, winches, wheels and tires, and the full range of installations and accessories that will take a truck or an SUV to the next level.
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4×4 Suspension Handbook
Author Trenton McGee, 4x4 suspension expert and former host of Outdoor Channel's Off-Road Adventures, explains 4x4 suspension systems in an easy-to-understand manner. He gets specific on types of suspensions available from all the major manufacturers including Jeep, Toyota, Ford, GM, and Dodge. He goes into a great level of detail on every different model, including early and modern systems. The book covers front and rear solid axle, twin-traction beam, and independent suspension systems, as well as coil springs, leaf springs, shocks, and more. This book has it all. If it's not covered in here, it doesn't exist. Also included is a glossary of suspension terms and a comprehensive source guide.
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Advanced Custom Painting Techniques
An intense how-to book filled with photo sequences and supporting text explaining the best techniques for the preparation and application of custom paint to cars and motorcycles.
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Advanced Pinstripe Art: How-to Secrets of the Masters
Since the days of Von Dutch, hot rod and motorcycle enthusiasts have used pinstripes both as artwork in its own right, and as a compliment to a flame or graphic paint job. Interest in pinstriping, both how-to and as an art form, continues to grow. The best way to learn something is from the person who does it all day long. Advanced Pinstripe Art presents the work of 12 well-known pinstripe artists. Each chapter presents a start-to-finish project done by one artist. These photo sequences take the viewer from the initial sketch to the finished design. Text explains the why of good pinstriping. Why use a particular brush, a certain paint, an unusual method. Quotes from the artists are plentiful. Advanced Pinstripe Art is designed to duplicate, as much as possible, the experience of spending a day learning first hand how to pinstripe from some of the best artists in the business.
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Auto Detailing: For Show and Profit
All the tips and techniques needed to keep your car extra clean and shining bright just like a show car. Covers how to get the paint really clean, paint sealant, working in those tight areas, recommended applicators, cleaning trim, rubber parts, glass and vinyl, and leather interiors. There is plenty of useful advice for even the experienced Do-It-Yourself detailer.
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Automotive Body Repair & Painting Manual
This is a complete do-it-yourself guide. What you can learn: • Full-color sections on minor repairs and painting • Damage repair • Painting • Rust Repair Additional detailed information includes: • Rustproofing and undercoating • Tools and equipment • Repair of minor dents and rust damage • Metal working techniques • Major rust repair • Body component replacement • Sanding and painting • Car care and detailing • Welding
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Automotive Detailing: A Complete Car Care Guide for Auto Enthusiasts and Detailing Professionals
Like every other component of the automotive industry, detailing has gone high tech, with state-of-the-art compounds for polishing, cleaning, restoring and protecting every finish on a vehicle, from ABS plastic to stainless steel. Detailing is an entire system of car care designed not only to make your vehicle look good, but to extend its life and protect its finish from the elements. This book shows how to care for that professional paint job, with fully illustrated sections on how to detail for show competition, the latest in detailing technology, products and equipment, setting up an auto detailing business, and more.
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BMW 3-Series (E36): How to Build and Modify: 1992-2000
The E36 was the embodiment of the luxury sports sedan, and the standard that other manufacturers strived to reach. And as such, the BMW 3 Series became wildly popular with BMW manufacturing 2.67 million E36 cars worldwide from 1992 to 1999. The new E36 featured a more aerodynamic design, potent dual overhead cam engine, multilink rear suspension, and a more luxurious interior than its predecessor. The E36 BMW seamlessly blended exhilarating performance with refined appointments and produced a comfortable yet aggressive driving machine that appealed to a wide audience. Although the stock BMW is a more-than-capable sports sedan, veteran author Jeffrey Zurschmeide delves into all the different methods for extracting more performance, so you can make your E36 even more potent. He explains how to upgrade handling and control through installation of aftermarket coil-over springs, bushings, sway bars, and larger brakes. Producing more power is also a priority, so he shows you how to install and set up a cold-air intake, ignition tuners, and exhaust system components. You are also guided through work on cylinder heads, cams, and pistons. In addition, you're shown the right way to install superchargers and turbo kits. If your 3 Series is making more power, then you need to get that power to the ground; guidance is provided for upgrading the transmission and limited-slip differentials. The BMW 3 Series has set the benchmark for performance and luxury. But even at this benchmark, these cars can be dramatically improved. Each major component group of the car can be modified or upgraded for more performance, so you can build a better car that's balanced and refined. If you want to make your E36 a quicker, better handling, and more capable driving machine, this book is your indispensable guide for making it a reality.
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Bracket Racing
A basic guide to drag racing's most popular and fastest growing class. Includes information on: rules and regulations, driving techniques, engine setup, safety, and more.
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Brake Systems: OEM & Racing Brake Technology
Brakes are one of the most frequently repaired maintenance items on vehicles and a critical component to racing success. Whether you're an auto enthusiast, brake repair professional or avid racer, a thorough understanding of how brakes function and operate is important.
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Building Horsepower: Your Complete Guide to Getting More Horsepower
A subject every man is interested in - horsepower! This book will attract every driver who takes pride in his car and its performance. Examples are given throughout this amply illustrated book. Building Horsepower is all about performance. Chapters are added to help you increase the power under your bonnet as well as some feature cars whose reputations rest on a massive amount of grunt.
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C3 Corvette: How to Build & Modify 1968-1982
The C3 Corvette's swooping fenders and unmistakable body style capture the imagination and make it an enduring classic. About a half-million Corvettes were sold between 1968 and 1982, and the unique combination of Shark style, handling, and V-8 performance is revered. Some early C3s, built between 1968 and 1974, are simply too rare and valuable to be modified, particularly the big-block cars. The later Corvettes, built from 1975 to 1982, came with low-compression engines that produced anemic performance. The vast majority of these Corvettes are affordable, plentiful, and the ideal platform for a high-performance build. Corvette expert, high-performance shop owner, and builder Chris Petris shows how to transform a mundane C3 into an outstanding high-performance car. Stock Corvettes of this generation carry antiquated brakes, steering, suspension, and anemic V-8 engines with 165 to 220 hp. He covers the installation of top-quality aftermarket suspension components, LS crate engines, big brakes, frame upgrades, and improved driveline parts. The book also includes popular upgrades to every component group, including engine, transmission, differential, suspension, steering, chassis, electrical system, interior, tires, wheels, and more. Whether you are mildly modifying your Corvette for greater comfort and driveability or substantially modifying it for vastly improved acceleration, braking, and handling, this book has insightful instruction to help you reach your goals. No other book provides as many popular how-to projects to comprehensively transform the C3 Corvette into a 21st-century sports car.
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Chassis & Suspension Handbook (Petersens 4 Wheel & Off Road)
Chassis and suspension modifications for Chevy, Ford, Jeep and Dodge trucks. Includes sections on lift kits, shocks, springs, chassis modifications for off-road use, tires and wheels.
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Chevy Engine Swapping Tips and Techniques
Chevy Engine Swapping Tips and Techniques is a practical HOT ROD 'how-to' guide on fitting Chevy Big & Small Block V8s into your: Jaguar, Porsche, Jeep, MG, Mustang, VW, Austin Healey, Studebaker, Mercedes, Pontiac Firebird & GTO, T'Bird, Pickup and much more. Index: The Engine Swapper's Guide 350 Chevy V8 in XJ Jaguar 350 Chevy V8 in SE Mercedes 327 Chevy V8 in Chevy LUV Ford Pickup with Chevy Chevy Pickup with Chevy MG with Chevy V8 Healey with Chevy Sprite with Chevy Jaguar with Chevy Jeep with Chevy Swap for a 'Skyrolet' Early Plymouth with Chevy Jag with Chevy Porsche with Chevy VW with Chevy Mustang with Chevy Pontiac GTO with Rat Rambler with Rat Jaguar with Chevy Chevys Inside & Out King Kong is Living on Long Island The 'Stock' Exchange 350 Chevy V8froyota 4x4 427 Chevy V8157 TBird 327 Chevy V8/'54 Chevy 327 Chevy V8/Chevy Corvair 454 Chevy V8/Chevy Pickup 454 Chevy V8P53 Studebaker 454 Chevy V8/Pontiac Firebird 914/302 Rod Test A Bolt in Time-Swapping for Chevy Pickups '70 Maverick with 283/400 Chevy Engine Power Hitter Powerplant Transplant Engine Swaps-How to Swap an Engine the Right Way Big Block Chevy Rat & Mouse-Small Block Hall of Fame
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Classic Metal Shaping, Bucks, Patterns & Forms (DVD)
This DVD shows a series of projects showing how to determine station frequency, create patterns, the use of forms,and details the making of a buck to create a patch panel for a rare sports car. The DVD looks at different types of bucks, from single use to forming bucks to production bucks and much more.
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Composite Materials: Step-by-Step Projects
In his three previously-published books, Composite Materials: Fabrication Handbooks, Volumes 1-3Author and Professor John Wanberg, took pains to explain the why and how of building with composite materials. Each page was allocated equally between photos and text. In this new book of step-by-step projects, John takes a different approach. Instead of explaining the theory and what each component is made of, John cuts to the chase. Nearly every page is allocated to photos. The pictures lead the reader through a detailed how-to sequence. From making the mold, cutting the fabric, and finishing the part, all the information is here. Projects include everything from fabricating speaker enclosures to hood scoops and cell-phone cases. Some require only simple molds, while others rely on more sophisticated vacuum bagging methods. Each chapter starts with copy, just enough to explain the project and the goals. Next comes the material panel: a list of all the tools and materials needed to duplicate the project seen in that particular chapter. Finally, the vast majority of each chapter is filled with the how-to photos. Photos that literally show each step along the way, from the initial sketch to the finished part.
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David Vizard’s How to Build Horsepower
Proven methods for increasing horsepower in any engine. High-performance street and race engine builders are always looking for the latest techniques and combination of parts to build a better, stronger, more powerful engines. Building an engine is a complex, demanding process that requires careful planning, bulls-eye parts selection, and exceptional attention to detail. If someone is building an engine for the first time, they need the information contained in this book. Extracting maximum torque and horsepower from engines is an art as well as a science. David Vizard is an engineer and more aptly an engine building artist who guides the reader through all the aspects of power production and high-performance engine building. His proven high-performance engine building methods and techniques are revealed in this all-new edition of How to Build Horsepower. Vizard goes into extreme depth and detail for drawing maximum performance from any automotive engine. The production of power is covered from the most logical point from the air entering the engine all the way to spent gasses leaving through the exhaust. Explained is how to optimize all the components in between, such as selecting heads for maximum flow or port heads for superior power output, ideal valvetrain components, realizing the ideal rocker arm ratios for a particular application, secrets for selecting the best cam, and giving unique insight into all facets of cam performance. In addition, he covers how to select and setup superchargers, nitrous oxide, ignition and other vital aspects of high-performance engine building. Vizard's top-selling How to Build Horsepowerexplains the latest and most effective engine building techniques and strategies. The reader is treated to the secrets and methods for building virtually any automotive engine. Vizard's unique and entertaining style of writing clearly explains the key principles and provides extreme detail and uncommon insight, so at-home engine builder can realize their performance goals.
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David Vizard’s How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors
The Holley carburetor is an icon in the performance industry. Thirty, forty, even fifty years ago, if you looked under the hood of any modified or performance car, you more than likely would discover a Holley carburetor lurking there. Often, many enthusiast's first modification is swapping out the factory induction system for a new Holley 4-barrel carb and intake manifold. While many of today's modern cars have moved past carburetors and into high-tech fuel-injection systems, most cars from the highly collectible eras are still running carburetors. Carbs are comparatively inexpensive, highly tunable, and do not require laptops, expensive tuning equipment, or computers to function. And by far, the most popular carb still in use is the Holley carb. In David Vizard's How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors, best selling author Vizard explains the science, the function, and most important, the tuning expertise required to get your Holley carburetor to perform its best for your performance application, whether it's street, strip, supercharging, or race applications. Holley has been a best-selling subject for years, and this much-needed update guides you through the traditional 4150 Double Pumper, Dominator, and 4160 vacuum secondary models, as well as all the recent releases from Holley, including the Ultra Street Avenger and Ultra HP Series Carbs. With its high degree of tuning ease, and with all the new models coming into the market, the knowledge of an expert like Vizard is a requirement to meet your performance goals, now more than ever. This book is an essential addition to any hot rodder's library.
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Detroit Speed’s How to Build a Pro Touring Car
Trends in automotive modification come and go; some are outlandish, some are practical. Currently, the trend is Pro Touring. While it's expensive, it definitely leans toward the practical. It was originally a name used for GM cars, but "Pro Touring" has come to mean a style for all cars from many years. It is essentially the art of adding modern technology to aged designs to create cars that start, stop, drive, handle, and behave like modern performance cars. You can do this in many ways and choose from many suppliers. Detroit Speed is at the forefront of the Pro Touring movement. The company is in a unique position to design and manufacture parts; they also build cars and test the parts for their effectiveness on the street and track. Kyle and Stacy Tucker have used their considerable engineering skill and marketing savvy to create a unique company that leads the Pro Touring movement. You will discover the history of Detroit Speed and how they design performance parts. Learn-to-install sections cover front subframe and rear suspension assemblies as well as upgrades to wheel tubs, brakes, fuel system, driveline, cooling system, and more; also included is an LS swap. The featured cars are customer builds as well as Detroit Speed test cars including a number of different Chevrolet products, a 1966 Mustang, and a 1969 Charger. "Detroit Speed's How to Build a Pro Touring Car" is an important edition to every performance
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Diesel Performance Handbook for Pickups and SUVs
With gas prices rising (always), alternative fuels look like an answer. Hybrids sound good, but what about the batteries? And fuel cells still seem to be pie-in-the-sky. Which leaves us with good old diesel. This book shows how to get the most out of the diesel engine, at a time when its fuel efficiency is almost as important as its massive torque. Although most diesel truck owners probably aren’t planning to break any land speed records, advances in diesel technology, such as ultra-low-sulfur fuel, high-pressure common-rail fuel injection, electronic fuel management and variable geometry turbocharging, are bringing diesel engines into the performance arena. And this book is the ideal guide for making your diesel engine perform--adapting intake and exhaust, torque converters, engine electronics, turbochargers, and much more.
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Do-It-Yourself Guide to Custom Painting: How to Paint Like the Pros
Custom Painting shows how to produce eye-popping custom paint tricks. Easy to read and filled with 100s of hints. Includes practical advice on choosing the right paint, spray gun preparation, and touch-up techniques, etc. Packed with the latest information on new paint formulations, primers, and surface preparation as well as high volume spray equipment and at-home power coating techniques, this complete work provides a comprehensive background on painting and power coating automobiles.
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Dodge Challenger & Charger: How to Build and Modify: 2006-Present
The new Dodge Charger, Challenger, and other LX-platform cars bring modern V-8 performance to unparalleled heights, and the new Challenger and Charger Hellcats are the most powerful American production cars today. The outrageous performance and audacious styling has earned a large and dedicated following. However, you can tune and modify the Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Charger, and Challenger for more performance, and for many owners, fast is not fast enough. In the pursuit of a higher-performing LX-platform car, former Mopar Muscle editor Randy Bolig has created this book to show you how to extract ultimate performance from these cars. Chrysler has built more than one million Chargers, Challengers, and other full-size-platform cars starting with the Dodge Magnum and Chrysler 300. These cars offer competent handling, braking, and suspension performance, but they can be made much better through a set of targeted upgrades using better aftermarket equipment. Bolig gives you a comprehensive guide to the cars and engines. He details the features, benefits, and drawbacks of each package or set of upgrades, so you select the best modification for your car, application, and budget. He also covers basic to extreme modifications for the R/T and SRT8 models with the 5.7-, 6.1-, and 6.4-liter Hemi engines. Guidance for installing heads, rotating assemblies, ignition upgrades, higher-performance injectors, and many other parts are provided. But, this book doesn't just discuss performance; it shows you how to do it with comprehensive, step-by-step product installs for a cat-back exhaust system, hand-held ignition tuner, cold-air intake, and supercharger. If you have been searching for the best performance package to make your Charger, Challenger, or full-size Chrysler car stand out from the crowd, you need this book. It has the latest information, so you can learn how to install all the products and get your car back out on the road.
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Engine Builder’s Handbook
All of the information in this valuable companion guide is presented in terms easy to understand. Packed with general tips, techniques, and procedures that can be applied to all types of engine building, whether for musclecars, classics, hot rods, powerboats or all-out race cars.
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Engine Repair and Rebuilding (Chilton: 7643)
Everything you need to know about the process of rebuilding a gasoline or diesel engine is covered here: including Theory of Engine Operation, Engine Diagnosis, Tools and Supplies, Engine removal Disassembly and cleaning, cyliner head inspection and cleaning, cylinder bloock inspection and reconditioning, Machine shop operations, component inspection and reconditioning and engine assembly, engine installation, tune-up and breakin.
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